Netherlands

History

The Netherlands made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900. They missed the 1904 Olympics, but returned in 1908 and has competed ever since. The nation was the host of the 1928 Olympics held in Amsterdam. The Netherlands sends one of the largest teams with around 200 athletes competing since 1992. The athletes compete in most sports offered on the program.

The Netherlands has medaled at least once in all Summer Olympics it has competed in with the exception of 1956. In total the nation has won around 285 medals with the most successful sports being aquatics, cycling, rowing, equestrian, judo and sailing. The most successful summer athlete is swimmer Inge de Bruijn whom won eight medals (4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze) during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. The events where she won those medals were the women’s 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and the 4x100m freestyle relay. In 2016 the Netherlands won 19 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sjef van den Berg
Rick van der Ven
Steve Wijler
Men’s Team Sjef van den Berg
Rick van der Ven
Steve Wijler

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Marathon Abdi Nageeye

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 1500m Sifan Hassan
Women’s 10000m Sifan Hassan
Susan Krumins

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Madeleine Witte-Vrees
Horse: Cennin
Hans Peter Minderhoud
Horse: Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P.
Emmelie Scholtens
Horse: Apache
Edward Gal
Horse: Glock’s Zonik N.O.P.
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Frank Schuttert
Horse: Chianti’s Champion
Marc Houtzager
Horse: Sterrehof’s Calimero
Jur Vrieling
Horse: VDL Glasgow v. Merelsnest N.O.P
Harrie Smolders
Horse: Don VHP Z N.O.P.

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Women’s RS:X Lilian de Geus Lilian de Geus
Women’s Laser Radial Marit Bouwmeester Marit Bouwmeester
Men’s Finn Pieter-Jan Postma Nicholas Heiner
Women’s 49erFX Annemiek Bekkering
Annette Duetz

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Freestyle Kyle Stolk
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Arno Kamminga
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Arno Kamminga
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Arjan Knipping

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Freestyle Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Femke Hemmskerk
Women’s 100m Freestyle Femke Hemmskerk
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Women’s 200m Freestyle Femke Hemmskerk
Women’s 100m Backstroke Kira Toussaint
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Tes Schouten